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03-16-09, 03:37 PM
i find that the amount of time i spend on a bike and the distance travelled is dependent on the weather. in nice weather i will spend more time on my bike which translates into longer rides and just the opposite in the poor weather. does poor weather cut down on your bike time/distance travelled?
I've noticed that cold weather cuts down my speed, meaning longer time for any given distance. We discussed this and decided the difference lies in more difficult or inefficient breathing, or heavier clothes, or stiffer lubricants, or maybe greater rolling resistance due to cold tires. I think we discarded increased air resistance due to cold air being denser.
Oh yeah, I'm more likely to ride in pleasant weather.